For now, you can only use Vortex on sparc stations running SunOS 4;
I'll try to add a few additional architecture/OS configurations in the
next couple days.
It's probably worth the effort of semi-carefully reading the 15
page "How to Use Vortex" document that is reachable from the 590CB web
page. 20 minutes of reading will probably save you a fair amount of
A Vortex/Cecil distribution has been installed in
/projects/cecil11/501/vortex. Some of the pieces of this that you might
be interested in:
** /projects/cecil11/501/vortex/bin/shell/run-vortex is the script
that you should use to run the Vortex compiler. It will set a few
environment variables and invoke the Vortex executable.
** /projects/cecil11/501/vortex/Cecil/src/stdlib contains the
source files of the Cecil standard library.
** /projects/cecil11/501/vortex/Cecil/src/compiler contains the
source code for the Vortex compiler, just in case you can't wait to take a
look at it.
** /projects/cecil11/501/vortex/Cecil/bin/shell/cecil-mode.el is
an emacs mode for cecil. I'm not a big fan of running things from inside
of emacs, but I believe Mike Ernst has added some magic to get emacs and
Vortex to interact in some semi-pleasant fashion.
Finally, parallel phase two makes (pmake at Vortex's Cecil> prompt)
will not work unless you add the following lines to your .cshrc.
Initially, you can probably live without this, but in the long run you
will want it.
setenv VORTEX_HOME /projects/cecil11/501/vortex
if (-f $VORTEX_HOME/bin/shell/vortex.cshrc) then